The non-profit association “Gesundheit und Medizin in Erlangen e.V” (Health and Medicine in Erlangen) awards every year innovative projects that help to improve the health care in Erlangen. Erlangen is the hometown of the Friedrich-Alexander-University, where the German project team conducted the study in cooperation with general practitioners in the metropolitan area Erlangen-Nuremberg. The [...]
Online against depression in Germany: How can the internet and a mobile app help to improve the treatment of depression?
Feeling down, weak or listless are feelings everyone can relate to. It’s normal to have a “bad day” from time to time. However, if you are affected by additional symptoms and the “bad day” turns into a longer period of time, you might be suffering from a depression. Approximately 13 to 20 percent of [...]
Depression is one of the most common disorders with an intense burden of disease associated with high health care costs. Currently there are 4 Million people in Germany affected by depression. However, only few are being treated effectively. One option to supplement classical therapy concepts are provided by internet-based treatments, due to shortened waiting [...]